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John Higgs: “William Blake Now – Why He Matters More Than Ever”

Published on: September 2, 2019

When:
November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-11-24T19:00:00+00:00
2019-11-24T19:15:00+00:00
Where:
The Black Box
Cost:
£18.50

Doors 7PM. Start 7:30PM

An exclusive opportunity to spend an evening with author John Higgs as he discusses his new book “William Blake Now – Why He Matters More Than Ever”. Grab a drink at the bar, sit back and enjoy Higgs’ insightful wit and illuminating insight into the world and works of William Blake.

The visionary poet and painter William Blake is a constant presence throughout contemporary culture – from videogames to novels, from sporting events to political rallies and from horror films to designer fashion. Although he died nearly 200 years ago, something about his work continues to haunt the twenty-first century. What is it about Blake that has so endured? In this illuminating essay, John Higgs takes us on a whirlwind tour to prove that far from being the mere New Age counterculture figure that many assume him to be, Blake is now more relevant than ever.

Author John Higgs has spoken at events and festivals including Wilderness, The Secret Garden Party, the Brighton Festival, Women In Art, the Port Eliot Literary Festival, Festival No.6, Latitude, Amsterdam Dance Event, Belfast Arts Festival, Bath Literary Festival, the Byeline Festival, The Odditorium and LonCon3 (the World Science Fiction Convention).

There will be an opportunity to chat with the author, ask questions about this novel and previous works, as well as purchase a signed copy of his book.

“Alan Moore of John Higgs’ Work – ‘An illuminating work of massive insight’
Rufus Hound ‘heartily recommends’ John Higgs’ writing.”

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